Free Press Journal
  • Disaster for Dutch as Croatia, Turkey celebrate

    Paris: Croatia and Turkey took the final automatic qualifying spots for Euro 2016 as the Netherlands, semi-finalists at last year’s World Cup, were eliminated.

  • Court frames charges against former coal secretary

    New Delhi: A court here on Wednesday framed charges against former coal secretary H.C. Gupta and five others in a coal case allegedly involving Kamal Sponge Steel and Power Ltd (KSSPL).

  • Congress meets CVC, says mining scam exposes double standards of Raje Govt.

    New Delhi: Upping the ante against Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, the Congress delegation on Wednesday met the Chief Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) and submitted a memorandum over the multi-crore ‘mining scam’ uncovered by the state’s anti-corruption bureau.

  • Novak Djokovic

    Novak Djokovic aims to clinch medal at Rio

    Johannesburg: World number one Novak Djokovic has said that 2016 Rio Olympics will be one of his priority as he is looking forward to clinch a medal for his country. Ahead of his opening match at Shanghai Masters, the 28-year-old insisted that he eagerly wants to be a member of the Olympic Serbian team, Sport24 reported. The Serbian defending champion, however, admitted that Davis Cup also holds great importance to him as it’s the

  • MPCC Chief Ashok Chavan

    Congress asks Maharashtra govt to withdraw GR on counselling farmers

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra unit of Congress has threatened to hold a statewide agitation if the government does not withdraw its decision to provide psychological counselling to farmers. “The Congress condemns the government’s decision to arbitrarily declare farmers as ‘mad’ and provide them psychological treatment,” Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) chief Ashok Chavan said. The Centre and the state government have failed to provide adequate monetary compensation to farmers and this had resulted in them being pushed into a

  • Sikh protesters clash with police; 15 injured

    Faridkot: At least 15 people were today injured, including cops, when Sikhs from various organisations clashed with police over an alleged incident of sacrilege in this district. Police used batons and fired in the air to to quell the protests in which activists of various Sikh organisations were injured besides policemen. The situation is tense but under control in the district and a heavy police force has been deployed to maintain law and order. Some places in Faridkot

  • Sadananda Gowda

    Law Minister backs Uniform Civil Code, says its necessary for national integration

    New Delhi : Union Law Minister D V Sadananda Gowda has asserted that Uniform Civil Code is necessary for national integration, but any decision to bring it can be taken only after wider consultations. Gowda added that he would consult Prime Minister Narendra Modi, his Cabinet colleagues and top law officers before government files its affidavit in the Supreme Court. The Law Minister said the high courts of Kerala and Karnataka have already pointed

  • siddharth nath singh

    Govt.’s intention sympathetic towards Netaji : BJP

    New Delhi : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday asserted that the government’s intention is very sympathetic towards the legendary freedom fighter Subhash Chandra Bose and that is why Prime Minister Narendra Modi is meeting his kin at his official 7, Race Course Road (RCR) residence here today.

  • Swine flu

    One more succumbs to swine flu in Delhi

    New Delhi: The national capital has reported a second death due to swine flu this season with a 60-year-old woman succumbing to the flu at Safdarjung hospital, while undergoing treatment. Medical Superintendent of the hospital, Dr. A K Rai said, the woman tested positive for swine flu and was referred to Safdarjung hospital for treatment. Mr. Rai also said that currently 16 ICU beds and over 50 ventilator supported beds have been reserved

  • Narendra Modi

    PM Modi silences critics, says opposition playing ‘politics of polarization’

    New Delhi: Voicing his opinion clearly for the first time over the Dadri lynching and the protest against Ghulam Ali, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that they were ‘sad’ incidents indeed, but asserted that the Centre could not be blamed and also lashed out at the opposition accusing them of playing ‘politics of polarization’.

  • Congress accuses PM Modi of trying to ‘wash his hands of’ his responsibilities

    New Delhi : The Congress on Wednesday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent statement that the ‘Centre could not be held responsible’ for cases of growing intolerance, and accused him of trying to ‘wash his hands of’ his responsibilities while asserting that it was the government’s job to maintain peace across the nation.

  • Jitan Ram Manjhi

    PM Modi must have thought before breaking his silence: Jitan Ram Manjhi

    Patna: Reacting to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statement over the Dadri lynching and the protest against Ghulam Ali, Hindustani Awam Morcha founder Jitan Ram Manjhi on Wednesday said that the former must have commented after a lot of thinking.

  • Oil

    Oil prices subdued in volatile Asian trade

    Singapore: Oil prices were subdued in volatile Asian trade today as the market digested a report from the the International Energy Agency (IEA) showing that global crude oversupply will persist until next year.

  • rupee up

    Rupee pares some early gains, up 4 paise against dollar

    Mumbai: Rupee pared some of its early gains but was still trading up by 4 paise at 65.14 against the US currency in late morning deals on bouts of dollar selling by banks and exporters. The rupee resumed higher at 65.11 per dollar as against yesterday’s level of 65.18 at the Interbank Foreign Exchange(Forex) market. It gained further on sustained bouts dollar selling by exporters to 65.05 before quoting at 65.14 at 1035 hrs. Overseas, the US

  • Nifty down

    Sensex, Nifty open with weakness; TCS loses, Sun Pharma gains

    Mumbai : The market opened lower on Wednesday. The Sensex declined 114.87 points to 26731.66 and the Nifty dropped 29.30 points to 8102.40. Bharti Airtel, Lupin, NTPC, BHEL, HUL, Sun Pharma, ONGC, IndusInd Bank and Kotak Mahindra Bank were early gainers. ICICI Bank, Hindalco, M&M, Vedanta, Cipla and Tata Motors lost 2.5 percent. TCS fell two percent as there were no fireworks in Q2 earnings, as the dollar revenue rose three percent missing expectations for

  • Rupee up

    Rupee recovers 9 paise against dollar in early trade

    Mumbai: The rupee recovered by 9 paise to 65.09 against the dollar in early trade on fresh selling of the US currency by exporters and banks. Besides, the dollar’s weakness against major world currencies after poor data in China and Europe bolstered prospects the Federal Reserve will delay hiking its key interest rate strengthened the rupee sentiment. The rupee had fallen by 43 paise to close at 65.18 against the American currency yesterday on persistent dollar demand from

  • Tripura gets new state election commissioner

    Agartala: Tripura’s former chief secretary G. Kameswara Rao has been appointed as the state election commissioner, a minister said here on Wednesday. “Rao replaced S.K. Rakesh, who is now principal secretary in-charge of rural development, food and civil supplies departments,” Tripura Urban Development Department Minister Manik Dey told reporters. An Indian Administrative Officer (IAS) officer of the 1983 batch, Rao, retired from service on March 31. According to the minister, Rao will

  • Indian firms increase cyber security budgets

    New Delhi : To combat the increasing threats of cyber attacks, Indian companies have stepped up their budgets on cyber security solutions multiple times, according to a study released here on Tuesday.

  • Being a summer baby has its benefits

    Washington D.C. : A new study has revealed that girls born in summer are more likely to have higher birth weight and late puberty.

  • Better way to forecast winter weather a month in advance

    London : Taking into account the unusual winds miles up in the stratosphere can lead to more accurate winter weather forecasts a month in advance, says new research led by an Indian-origin scientist.